SINUIJU, NORTH KOREA - Lined up in vividly-coloured costumes, make-up and bright smiles, the children of the Sinuiju City Kindergarten belted out the finale of their hour-long show, We Cannot Live Without You, Father - an ode to Mr Kim Jong Un.
The five- and six-year-olds' previous number, The Voice of My Heart, lauded the Workers' Party of Korea, which has ruled the North since the country's 1948 foundation.
Their musicianship was remarkable and the hour-long performance featured singing footballing girls - North Korea is a power in the women's game - and drumming boys in blue waistcoats, interspersed with political messages.
Songs included We have Nothing to Envy and two more titled, Our Country is the Best, or similar.
From an early age North Korean children are taught to revere the country's rulers.
A mural of its founder Kim Il Sung and his son and successor Kim Jong Il surrounded by adoring youngsters stands in the entrance of the kindergarten in Sinuiju, on the border with China.
The two men are referred to as the Great Leaders and their portraits gaze down from the wall of every classroom, home and office in the country.
The incumbent Mr Kim Jong Un, the third generation of the family to take charge of the country, is known as the Supreme Leader.
"From a young age we educate the children to know about our great leaders and the supreme leader," said the kindergarten's principal Kang Sun Hui.